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Miami, FL — Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision, announced earlier today, to save the contract air traffic control tower at Opa-Locka Executive Airport from a planned closure due to federal budget cuts.   Such exemptions were granted for only 24 out of 189 contract air traffic control towers nationally.Congresswoman Wilson submitted an official letter on behalf of herself, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-23), and Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL-20) calling on FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to grant a special exemption for the airport, given its importance to national air traffic safety and international commerce.  Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement:
Broward County Commissioners have approved funding for technology that will connect homeless people with appropriate and necessary services to assist in getting the homeless off the streets and support them in their efforts to become productive, independent members of society. At the request of Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief along with the commitment of Sheriff Scott Israel, Commissioners have approved $350,000 from the Broward Sheriff’s Office law enforcement trust funds to assist with the purchase of a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS.) HMIS is a web-based software application designed to connect services to homeless persons in the community.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) applauded the U.S. Department of Justice for awarding new grants to South Florida to help reduce domestic violence homicides.  The Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative, created by the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, helps state and local government reduce domestic violence homicides by identifying potential victims and monitoring high-risk offenders.  An outspoken advocate against domestic violence, Congresswoman Wilson, who recently voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), issued the following statement:
Miami, FL - Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and Commissioner Jean Monestime presented a proclamation to Desiline Victor upon her arrival at Miami International Airport on February 13, 2013 after Ms. Desiline attended the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michele Obama. Ms. Desiline, who is 102 years old, sat in the President's box and was lauded for having stood on line for more than three hours to cast her ballot in the November 2012 election. Born in Haiti in 1910, she arrived in the United States in 1989 and is a naturalized citizen.